The presentations and main program.

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Week 1

Anatomy of airway, lungs/pleuraGaseous exchange: O2 and CO2 transport, Oxygen cascadeCapnography
 Difficult airway DAS guidelines, awake fibreoptic intubation  

Week 2

Drugs used in asthmaMechanics of ventilation: ventilation/perfusion, shunt equationReading chest x-ray and CT
 One lung ventilation (physiology and anaesthesia for), DLT   

Week 3

Anatomy of diaphragmLung volumes & capacities, spirometry patterns, flow volume loopsDead space, compliance
 Bariatric surgery- anaesthetic consideration, intra & post-op management   

Week 4

Pulse oximetryLaminar and turbulent flowAlveolar gas equation, pulmonary vascular resistance, distribution of pulmonary blood flow

Week 5

Heart – chambers, valves, conducting system & blood supplyCardiac muscle contraction;Action potentialThe cardiac cycle: pressure-volume relationships, work, and power
 Cardiopulmonary bypass circuit, anesthetic management  

Week 6

Characteristics of special circulations include: pulmonary, coronary, cerebral, renal, portal, transitional, and fetalBlood pressure direct and indirect measurementAntiarrhythmics: Classification. Indications for use
 Arrhythmias, heart block, indications for pacing   

Week 7

Control of cardiac output [including Starling relationship]Cardiac output measurementElectrocardiogram, ECG reading
 Carotid endarterectomy anaesthetic consideration & management  

Week 8

Haemostasis and coagulation, fibrinolysis  – including abnormalities, congenital and acquired Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet drugsMassive blood transfusion 

Week 9

Neuromuscular physiologyNeuromuscular blocking agents- classification, properties of ideal NMB Phase 1 v/s phase 2blockAnticholinesterases- classificationNeuromuscular monitoring
 Myasthenia & myotonic dystrophy  

Week 9

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